Reward offered in Eastpoint bear killing

Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 at 12:05 PM.

If you are troubled with visiting black bears, the FWC advises you to make sure you are not feeding them unintentionally. Secure household garbage in a shed, garage or a wildlife-resistant container. Put household garbage out on morning of pickup rather than the night before. Protect gardens, apiaries, compost and livestock with electric fencing. Encourage your homeowners association or local government to institute ordinances on keeping foods that attract wildlife secure. Feed pets indoors or bring in dishes after feeding. Clean grills and store them in a locked, secure place. Remove wildlife feeders or make them bear-resistant. Pick ripe fruit from trees and remove fallen fruit from the ground.

Screened enclosures are not secure and will not keep bears out. 

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